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A top State Department official said he believes the European country is committed to removing Syria's chemical weapons.
Rebecca Richards is the National Security Agency's first chief privacy and civil-liberties officer.
The senator pledges to continue in her quest and pursue additional reforms.
But the legislation doesn't include changes to the International Monetary Fund that President Obama and some Democrats pushed for.
Lawmakers were unable to overcome procedural hurdle.
The Obama administration this week asked Congress for a $300 million "final" appropriation to construct a new biodefense laboratory in Kansas.
The Pentagon on Wednesday said the credibility of North Korea's newest intercontinental ballistic missile is low, as the weapon has not yet been tested.
A White House official confirmed that U.S. envoys will push to establish global standards for safeguarding sensitive materials at an upcoming Nuclear Security Summit.